JAMMU: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader and international general secretary Praveen Togadia was today detained at Jammu Airport here.
Dr Togadia arrived here this morning on a two-day visit to the winter capital and other districts of the region.
“The VHP leader was detained on his arrival at airport under precautionary measures,” a police official here said.
He said that all scheduled programs of the leader will be cancelled and he is likely to be sent back this afternoon.
During his two-day stay here, Togadia had to visit Akhnoor, Udhampur, Vijaypur, Kathua to address public rallies and hold meetings with the party cadre.
Meanwhile, hundreds of VHP activists led by state president Ramakant Dubey, who were waiting outside the airport to welcome him, on receiving information about his detention, staged protest and blocked the road.
Pertinent to mention here that a case was also registered against Togadia for delivering a provocative speech last year in Rajouri district, which led to clashes besides and law and order problem in the region.
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